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Monkey MindPong (Neuralink)

NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. We also discuss a number of training-related books. If you're...

Sledgehammer Challenge for Charity

Rob RussellUPDATE 7 Oct 2011 : Rob’s just posted details of the raffle (you get an entry for every £1 you donate) over on his blog. Some great gear in there. Ready to see some serious conditioning work? On 15th October, Rob Russell will be doing a Sledgehammer...

Keeping the Conversation Going : The Return of Comments

Shout!I love talking about training. Since the very beginning of this blog (Jan 2004), I’ve been looking for ways to keep this conversation going, in as many ways as possible. The forums, weekly twitterchats, YouTube videos and photos on Flickr. And of course,...

The Rise of Iraq’s Gyms

No cardio.Dan pointed me to an interesting piece noting one of Baghdad’s many changes over the past 6 years – a sizeable increase in the number of new commercial gyms. Little or no cardio, just plenty of the heavy stuff. Perfect.

London’s Strongest Man Results

An extremely happy Jason Talbot, who took out the under 105kg title. Photo via Powershotsmag.Powershotsmag has the results of the London’s Strongest Man contest. Congrats guys.

Dibaba Smashes 5000m World Record in Oslo

Tirunesh Dibaba.Via The Final Sprint : Ethiopian long distance track athlete Tirunesh Dibaba has smashed the 5,000m record; breaking it by more than 5.5 seconds. Not bad at all.